Avocado Alfredo

Avocado Alfredo

Contributor: Christine Pittman

Enjoy this delicious fettuccine alfredo that is as creamy and luscious as the traditional version but with no cream or butter. The secret ingredient that brings the creaminess to the dish is avocado.

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • 8 oz. dry fettuccine noodles
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice


  1. Cook fettuccine according to package instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, put the avocado, milk, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, garlic powder, and salt into a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
  3. Transfer sauce to a small sauce pot. Warm it over medium-low heat stirring frequently. Do not simmer the sauce.
  4. Drain the pasta. Remove the sauce from the heat and stir in the lemon juice. Toss pasta with sauce. Garnish with additional Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.